Red and white polka dotted dress meets
Dirty slacks and a white button up shirt.
Carnival lights, bumper cars, and a Ferris wheel
Lit her up and brought him to her.
The friends and people laughing bringing joy.
A new date put in place, a black and white film
With laughing and buttery popcorn.
An after movie walk with a stop light game
With only life or death as their options.
The night air surrounding them as they lay on the pavement
Under the red, green, and yellow light.
Honking startles them, they jump to their rescue
With an adrenaline rush that sent the heart pumping.
The adrenaline sprung to love, the 0.2 reaction of falling in love.
They became inseparable, in love, unexpectedly and all at once.
Down the road the obstacles of disagreements,
Difficulties, dementia death, they were together.
Polka Dotted Dress and Dirty Slacks were true love,
Unconditional love, the kind we all dream about.
It all started with just a carnival and a chance.
Todays poetry contest submission was written by Shelby Braden.
Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2013?